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February 04, 2014 6:02 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

So tomorrow’s National Signing Day for college football recruits, but looks like relatively little drama involved, so I’ll try not to peek at the standings until lunch time.

Here are some remains of this here day:

* Marriage equality legislation enacted by Scottish Parliament with backing from leadership of all four major parties (SNP, Labour, Conservatives and LibDems). Northern Ireland now only part of UK that bans same-sex marriage.

* L.A. mayoral finalist Wendy Greuel and state senator Ted Lieu joined by Sandra Fluke as candidates filing for primary to succeed Henry Waxman. Others expected to show up later.

* Tea Party champ and SNL alum Victoria Jackson running as indie for county commissioner post in Nashville suburbs. Gonna fight Muslim Brotherhood, Agenda 21, and Common Core.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman argues Obama administration does not have power to make cannabis prescriptions legal because FDA approval process stands in way.

* At College Square, Anya Kamenetz discusses “data literacy” requirements for teachers.

And in non-political news:

* Stocks rebound, but it’s just “bargain-shopping.”

That’s it for today. Let’s close with the trailer for the 2009 Blackbird Theater production of a musical about Patty Hearst. I do not think it was a commercial success, but perhaps it will come back.

Selah.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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